|MSI Wind-Top AE2220 1080p All-In-One PC|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 03 January 2010|
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Maxon CINEBENCH OpenGL Results
Cinebench is a real-world test suite that assesses the computer's performance capabilities. Maxon Cinebench is based on Maxon's award-winning animation software, Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. Maxon software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.
Maxon Cinebench runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor and the graphics card under real world circumstances. The benchmark application makes use of up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores and is available for Windows (32-bit and 64-Bit) and Macintosh (PPC and Intel-based). The resulting values among different operating systems are 100% comparable and therefore very useful with regard to purchasing decision-making. It can also be used as a marketing tool for hardware vendors or simply to compare hardware among colleagues or friends.
The OpenGL test measures graphics card performance and is run inside the 3D editor window. The project file used can test all graphics cards that support the OpenGL standard. In this scene, only the camera was animated. This scene places medium to low demands on graphics cards and tests the maximum speed with which the scene can be properly displayed at the 800x580 resolution. Essentially, the Cinebench test removes the system hardware from the scoring influence, and centers the results around the GPU.
Knowing that Cinebench is a CPU-centric benchmark, I expected the MSI Wind-Top AE2220 will perform at the very top of our results - and I wasn't let down. Scoring 3048 points in the OpenGL graphics test, an Intel T6600 CPU powered the AE2220 to perform almost 70% better than the AMD Athlon 3250e processor embedded into the "Hammer" 780G chipset on the older MSI Wind-Top AE2010, and nearly 158% better than the NVIDIA ION/Intel Atom N330 system with 1184 points. The T2250 helped the Toshiba P105 laptop reach 608 points and the Dell 6400 scored 585, but the ASUS Eee PC fell flat on OpenGL graphics.
Results begin improve once CINEBENCH begins single-thread CPU testing, at which point the CPU-intensive image-rendering scenes dismiss the GPU entirely and train themselves on the platforms computing capability only. In the single CPU test, the Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 (AE2220) scores 2332 points and leads the next best processor by 50%. Next is the Core Duo T2250 (Satellite P105) with 1559 points, and then the T2300 (Inspiron 6400) scoring 1492. The AE2010 scored 1245 while the NVIDIA ION-330 and ASUS 1000HE score in the 500's.
In CPU tests with multi-processor (or HyperThreading) speedup enabled, the Intel T6600 scores 4488 for a 53% lead. A dual-core Intel T2250 earns 2933 points while the 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo 2300 dual core CPU inside the Dell Inspiron 6400 matches with 2796. Followed closely is the AMD Athlon X2 3250e of the MSI AE2010 for 2417 points. The 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N330 dual-core processor inside the ION scores 1534, while the single-core version inside the ASUS Eee PC produced only 874.
Maxon Cinebench Test Summary:
While Cinebench R10 strives to illustrate graphics performance, it relies heavily on CPU compute power. This is made especially clear in the OpenGL tests, but also critical to single- and multi-thread benchmarks. For all it's worth, the MSI Wind Top AE2220-25SUS has been out-performing the others in terms of CPU performance in every test, and Cinebench simply adds to the list of convincing examples.